« Last post by Scrasamax on June 11, 2015, 11:00:59 AM »
It's been a while since I updated this, and man had the garden grown.
The corn is as tall as I am, and it's already started putting out tassels. Fresh corn is not far off. The tomatoes have grown together and created two tomato thickets, and the various squashes and gourds are putting out fruit. It's nice, real nice. In sadder news, the alaskan and snow peas have had their run and it's gotten hot enough that the plants are starting to die. Rather than leave them to linger on for a few more weeks, the wive harvested everything off of them, and pulled them. There are other things that need the room in the garden.
What you might ask, several beautiful eggplants from our local Amish community, and some green chili peppers.
The potatoes have flowered, and fruited, and just need a little bit longer before being pulled.
Picked up some discount plants at a recent sale, including a Japanese Banana. The thing has gone from just over a foot tall to three foot tall with leaves as long as my arm. The fruit of the banana isn't edible, but the leaves are well suited to use in cooking. I have some friends who are super into Tiki and the polynesian culture, so I have a plan to make a luau pig in the crock pot. I'm going to season and marinate a chunk of pig with soy, ginger, and brown sugar, wrap it in banana leaves and slow cook it maybe even overnight in the slow cooker. I think it will be close to the magic of cooking a pig in the ground.